Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho steered Manchester United into the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions league.
This marks the team’s first win since the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with former United’s midfielder, Michael Carrick as the interim manager of the team.
United’s win at the Estadio de la Ceramica wouldn’t be complete without mentioning goalkeeper David de Gea who produced two superb one-handed saves,
David de Gea saved United in both the first and second half, to keep out well-struck efforts from Manu Trigueros when it was goalless.
After a goalless half time, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the score line at the the 77th minute of the game when he volleyed the ball above Geronimo Rulli’s head and into the net.
Jadon Sancho sealed Manchester United’s position for the round of 16, when he converted a counter attack to a goal at the end of the second half.
Win or loose, Manchester United will progress to the knockout stage as group winners with a game to spare after Atalanta could only draw 3-3 with Young Boys in the later game on Tuesday.
ManU is scheduled to play a returning fixture with Young Boys on December 8, 2021 at Old Trafford.